NEW SEASON: Six Pillars – Soul of a Nation
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NEW SEASON: Six Pillars – Soul of a Nation

Six Pillars begins a new series on Resonance104.4FM this Autumn 2017 season. This Wednesday 13th September, 9-9.30pm, repeating Friday 15th, 11-11.30am. Museum consultant and award winning writer Sumantro Ghose discusses race, class and history in art with Fari Bradley at Tate Modern’s Soul of a Nation. Interspersed with tracks form the exhibition playlist, the show … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Circular Landscapes
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Circular Landscapes

Two live performance pieces by Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver: ‘Circular Landscapes’ commissioned by Maraya Art Centre in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The two works were composed mainly of sounds recorded in the Mleiha Desert, a site of great archaeological significance since early man’s migration out of Africa, and the Sharjah Airport, the first airport in … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Michel Banabila
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Michel Banabila

Wednesday March 22nd 2017 Michel Banabila – commissioned work. Sound artist and composer Michel Banabila offers a mix of his own and other works especially for Six Pillars. Featuring Michel Banabila: keys, electronics, samples & mix. With contributions by Salar Asid: violin & kabak kemane (kamancheh). Oene van Geel: violins. Anas Maghrebi: lead vocal. Hannibal … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – The Box in the Majlis
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Six Pillars Broadcast – The Box in the Majlis

‘The Box in the Majilis’ Episode 2 of the monthly series When The Far Becomes Near: The programme takes the form of an imaginary audio tour for the blind and partially sighted, guiding museum visitors around a room in the exhibition, ‘The Box in the Majilis’. The exhibition contains objects that illustrate the changing role … Continue reading

We, the People – Trump’s Immigration Ban
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We, the People – Trump’s Immigration Ban

A guest episode from Kerning Cultures this week, examines Trump’s immigration ban from a a very human perspective. Since Trump announced his ban, thousands were affected. Most were prohibited from boarding planes from foreign destinations because airlines pay a fine of USD 3,000 per each passenger they permit aboard, if improperly brought to USA. Hundreds … Continue reading

New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks
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New Six Pillars Podcast – The Iron Speaks

A new four-part, monthly series The Far Becomes Near archives the history of radio broadcasting in the United Arab Emirates, as radiophonic experiments punctuated by oral histories from local historians, academics, cultural commentators and the federation’s earliest broadcasters. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, the archive describes a Gulf at the turn of the 20th Century … Continue reading